Homeopathy and Ayurveda will last despite all the scientific pontificating. Is science becoming another fanatic religion trying to shut out all opponents?
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
It was Winston Churchill, who once said that there are three important things in anything anyone says: who says it, how does he say that and what does he say? Of those three, Churchill thought that the last part is the least important. That applies to the two outbursts of a knowledgeable but unwise mind that has not understood science fully. Today people in the field of western science think that there is no knowledge outside their domain. Western science is reductionist and understands this universe in bits and pieces ONLY. The whole is never comprehended in western science.
Few days ago, India-born Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, while sparking off a controversy, called Homeopathy as ‘bogus and harmful practice’. The chemistry professor, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2009, was speaking at the Punjab University at Chandigarh. “They (homoeopaths) take arsenic compounds and dilute it to such an extent that just a molecule is left. It will not make any effect on you. Your tap water has more arsenic. No one in chemistry believes in homoeopathy. It works because of placebo effect,” he was quoted as saying in a newspaper report.
Today fortunately, quantum physics makes it possible that we can “comprehend much more than what we can grasp with our five senses." Knowledgeable western scientists with their prefixes are always arrogant and do not have patience to know that they are a not the wisest. Knowledge is only second hand but wisdom is something that gets generated in one's own mind. Naturally knowledge is proud because it knows so much but wisdom is humble because it knows no more! Humility is the hallmark of good education.
I have heard it said that some of the previous Nobels in the same University were described by this man as people who have forgotten their subjects. If modern western reductionist medicine is that holy, why have we not been able to cure any disease so far and why have we added millions of sufferers from adverse drug reactions, one of the leading causes of death?
I shall quote here another great western scientist who got not one but TWO Nobel prizes, Linus Pauling. He once said and repeated it several times that “Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organisations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.” What does our new Nobel got to say?
Another Nobel Laureate, Albert Szent Gyorgi wrote that " I do not know what cancer is as cancer cells work like normal cells and I do not know how we can kill cancer cells without killing normal cells." Under the microscope, the tombstones of the cells might look different but they act identically.
Marcia Angell, a long time editor of the most prestigious medical journal, had this to say about our research: “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.”
Hardin Jones of the New York Academy of Sciences said, “My studies have proved conclusively that untreated cancer patients live up to four times longer, than treated patients.”
Robert Willner had this to say about modern medicine, “Establishment medicine, with little or no evidence to support their barbaric use of the highly toxic drugs, continues to make fortunes while their patients spend their last days vomiting, debilitated, baldheaded and without dignity.”
How did I realise that immature minds sometimes make it to the Nobel? “Nobel lobbying skews prizes, chemist claims.”
Wolfram Koch, executive director of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) in Frankfurt, felt that they should also lobby in future.
Pride makes one to lose one's sense of proportions like what Shakespeare wrote:
“But man, proud man,
Dress'd in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he's most assur'd—
His glassy essence—like an angry ape
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven
As makes the angels weep; who, with our spleens,
Would all themselves laugh mortal.”
-William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
I love this young man as he knows not what he speaks and he needs compassion. When he grows up he would realise his folly. Age has a mellowing effect on man. Homeopathy is a good science and any day is much better than western so called modern medicine, which is not a true science but a statistical science. Reductionist statistical non-science is good for business but bad for mankind. See what one thinking Nobel Laureate in medicine, (not dead western chemistry), Richard J Roberts, had to say about modern medicine:
“Because drug companies often are not as interested in healing you as in getting your money, so that investigation, suddenly, is diverted to the discovery of drugs that do not heal completely, but chronify the disease and make you experience an improvement that disappears when you stop taking the drug.”
“The drug that completely cures is not profitable,” says Roberts.
One big criticism against homeopathy is that it is only a Placebo. What is modern medicine? It is also a placebo only. The human body's healing comes from the inbuilt immune system. This elegant study from four universities, published in one of the so called prestigious journals, Science Translational Medicine, with Professor Bingel as the lead author (even Cambridge was involved in that study along with universities of Hamburg and Munich) clearly showed that even intravenous saline drip relieved pain ONLY when the patient believed that it is morphia as told by his doctor, the researcher. Morphia intravenously did not relieve pain when the doctor told the patient that it was not morphia. This is a very elaborate study.( Sci Transl Med 3, 70ra14 (2011); Ulrike Bingel, et al. Analgesic Benefit of the Opioid Remifentanil)
Another study from Harvard set up showed how even coronary artery disease gets completely relieved by a placebo surgery compared to real surgical revascularisations using laser tipped catheters. (J Am Coll Cardiol 2005;46:1812–9)
The bottom line is that human being is not a molecule in the chemistry laboratory to be treated as an inert object. Man has his consciousness; incidentally, the mind is not inside the brain as was the opinion of conventional neurology. The whole edifice of the western medical reductionist science base of randomised controlled studies has been now questioned as humans cannot be compared like molecules in the chemistry laboratory. (Rawlins M. The Harveian Oration of 2008. De Testimonio. On the evidence for decisions about the use of therapeutic interventions. Royal College of Physicians, 2008.)
Quantum physics has uprooted conventional scientific thinking. There is no perception without a perceiver. The new science of Biocentrism tells us that most studies on animals depend on the interaction of the animal's consciousness with that of the researcher. The results could be as much different when a male does the experiment compared to a female researcher! Most animal Studies in western medicine are thus a waste.
There are 125 Fundamental questions that western science has not been able to answer so far, writes an editorial in the journal Science on its 125the anniversary. Nobel Laureate Peter Medawar in his classic LIMITS OF SCIENCE admits that science is only an enterprise built to answer certain mundane questions. Science can never answer many esoteric questions and is not therefore the only method to acquire human wisdom. It is one of the methods. He says that science is built like a railway engine to move on a track. One cannot ask it to fly. That does not mean that science is useless. Never! It has its limited role to play. It is technology with huge money involved in it that has made science and scientists to lose their heads. The Pharma industry is behind this big money gamble and they do not want their rice bowl to be broken by Ayurveda and Homeopathy. I can understand them opposing homeopathy and Ayurveda but why does an academic break his head on that unless he has some strings pulling him from behind, the unseen hand?
Homeopathy is a kind of energy medicine. A chemist will not be able to detect any drug in homeopathic medicines as they are in nano and piko particles. One of the celebrated scientists at Penn State University, who died recently, Late Rustum Roy, had done extensive studies to show how homeopathy works. His papers are in Material Science Journals. Incidentally, Rustum was nominated for the NOBEL 21 times (a record) but did not get it as he did not have any lobby behind him! He was the first to show how Nano particles could be extracted using his SOL-GEL technic way back in 1954, which has been cited nearly 70,000 times since then. He also is the one to show how atomic hydrogen can be extracted from simple sea water to run any engine without nascent oxygen remaining there to damage the engine. Atomic hydrogen from water will leave water as a whole and hydrogen becomes a whole. He learnt this from the Poornam imam, Poornam adah principle in the Vedas.
Ayurveda is a different cup of tea. Ayurveda recognises the human body as a closed system in systems biology. The body has an enormous capacity to heal given a conducive environment. This is what is the need of the hour. Chemical molecules from outside are usually rejected inside the human system and sent to the liver for destruction. That is the cause for the recent epidemic of non-alcoholic cirrhosis. Please look into this study by Professor DC Wallace using his own MIT computer chip to track drugs. Ayurvedic drugs are holistic and are accepted as food by the human intelligence and are not destroyed. (Genetics 2008; 179: 727) another chemist and Nobel Laureate, John Von Neumann had defined science as, "making models, mathematical constructs, which with verbal jargon are supposed to work." If that were so modern western medicine is non-science because it uses linear mathematical model in a non-linear human system, a square plug in a round hole. Ayurveda, on the contrary, has a robust non-linear mathematical base.
In short, there have been attempts to denigrate homeopathy and Ayurveda from time immemorial. In addition these had not much support from the establishments, while western medicine has been promoted by governments all over. During the last swine flu fiasco all governments were encouraging selling Tamiflu. Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) was found in bed with the Pharma lobby, wrote British Medical Journal! Quantum physics further supports these two sciences with their quantum healing capacity.
The first American Homeopathic Association was started by regular western medical doctors as they found their system at that time in 19th Century to be obnoxious. But when the homeopaths started making money they started the American Medical Association fifty years later. See the joke of all these and one thing is very clear here. There is not an iota of science in all these business. This is all pure business. Homeopathy and Ayurveda will last despite all these scientific pontificating. Is science becoming another fanatic religion trying to shut out all opponents?
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.”
(Professor Dr BM Hegde, a Padma Bhushan awardee in 2010, is an MD, PhD, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dublin), FACC and FAMS.)